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technology moving forward. good for them. >> that's right. stay with us. "news4 today" continues at 5:00 a.m. not coming out of the scuffle unscathed. what we're learning about the injuries george zimmerman suffered the night he shot trayvon martin. the group in charge of the metro-to-dulles extension is taking heat this morning after new claims of wasteful spending. good morning, everyone, i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm eun yang. welcome to "news4 today" for this wednesday, may 16, 2012. let's take a live look outside now at 5:00 a.m. 64 degrees. rather warm out there. a little bit muggy, humid after all the rain fell. we're excited that we're seeing some clearing skies this morning. >> tom kierein is here now to break down the forecast for us. >> won't be long before we hear the roar of lawnmowers, trying to catch up with the rapidly growing grass with the recent rains. this morning, thankfully we are drying out. over the last 12 hours, the big
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rain system from yesterday is way out to the north and east of the metro area now. and we have just a few wispy, high clouds. you see the summer triangle of stars right overhead, and we do have a little patchy fog that is forming. in fact, rather dense in locations in the shenandoah valley and bridge. temperatures in the mid to upper 50s as well as into the mountains. closer to washington, near 60 in the suburbs, montgomery, arlington, fairfax, prince george's counties. in the district, right now mid 60s, as well as near the chesapeake bay. northern neck and eastern shore. virginia beach, 70. it's going to be warming up. here's the forecast for quantico and prince william county. by mid morning, it should be in the mid 70s. by noontime, near 80. a few clouds in and out. then by late afternoon, into the mid 80s. and then into the evening hours, a small chance of a passing thundershower. by midnight, down to near 70. by this time tomorrow morning, the low 60s. we'll look at rainfall totals from yesterday and the day
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planner. that's coming up at 5:11. danella, good morning. how's traffic? good morning. checking live cameras along the dulles toll road. no issues to report. travel lanes are open in this area. in fact, your travel speed from hunter mill road to the beltway, driving at 57 miles per hour. that's what the sensors are picking up. taking six minutes to get to the beltway. continuing on the beltway, taking the outer loop of the beltway from the dulles toll road heading to the interchange, not bad at all. 62 miles per hour in this area. and so far looking like a 13-minute trip. if you're taking the rails, they're open and they're open with no reported delays so far on the metro, marc, and vre. over to you. >> thank you, danella. 5:02. new this morning a home invasion and shooting in southeast washington. [ siren ] >> police tell us someone broke into the home overnight in the 800 block of southern avenue and shot a man inside. the victim was taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds in the leg and stomach. police are still trying to determine a motive in this case. police are looking for the gunman in another shooting in
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southeast d.c. they say a man was shot in the leg on martin luther king jr. avenue around 1:30 this morning. the victim was taken to the hospital. we are working to find out his condition at this hour. the fbi now joining the federal investigation into jpmorgan chase's trading scheme its new york office will look into whether the nation's largest bank broke any laws. risky trading led to a $2 billion loss for the company. the federal reserve and the virginia tech also looking to the matter. meanwhile, jpmorgan chase's ceo, james dimon, will keep his job. the bank's shareholders rejected a proposal to split the jobs of ceo and chairman at its annual shareholders meeting yesterday. now to a developing story and questions about how the panel overseeing construction of the dulles rail project is spending your tax dollars. the department of transportation released a scathing report on the metropolitan washington airplane's authority spending yesterday. the government audited members of the committee. and look at some of the expenses it uncovered -- $238,000 for
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wine at one dinner. a $9,200 plane ticket to prague, and three dinner bills that totaled $4,800 in hawaii. the report says one board member is related to an employee at a law firm, and that firm received a $100,000 contract with the airport's authority. the board's director says the group is committed to addressing the issues raised by the audit and will do whatever necessary to ensure transparency and accountability. the airport's authority is expected to meet later this morning. the catholic archdiocese firing back at georgetown university's president. the feud is over graduation speaker kathleen sebelius. the health and human services secretary played a key role in the new birth control mandate that employers including most religious ones provide employees with contraception coverage. on monday, the president of georgetown said the archdiocese was upset with sebelius over the birth control controversy. the archdiocese says that the president is missing the point. the real concern here is violating religious freedom and
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issued a statement saying, "the selection of a featured speaker whose actions as a public official present the most direct challenge to religious liberty in recent history, the fundamental issue with health and human services secretary mandate is not about contraception." a small catholic college in ohio says it's dropping health insurance coverage for students. the franciscan university of stubenville says it does not want to comply with the federal mandate that the plan provide free birth control. the school issued a statement saying the rule violates the consistent teachings of the catholic church. university officials also cited rising insurance costs for their decision to end student health coverage. today lawmakers in maryland hope to reach a deal on a tax package to avoid a half billion dollars in spending cuts. the house of delegates is expected to vote on legislation the senate passed yesterday. the measure would raise taxes on the state's top earners. democrats support the bill. they say the state can't afford drastic spending cuts, especially to education. opponents say maryland is better off dealing with those cuts than
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raising taxes. 5:05. this morning the d.c. special election results are in, and ward 5 has a new council member. democrat kenyon mcduffie won with 44% of the vote. barring anything unusual, mcduffie will be sworn in on may 30. he will serve the remainder of harry thomas jr.'s term which runs through 2014. thomas stepped down after pleading guilty to embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars of taxpayer money that was intended for children. voters in oregon and nebraska also cast their ballots yesterday. both states held their republican presidential primaries. and as expected, mitt romney won both contests. the presumptive gop nominee will pick up most of oregon's 25 delegates, nebraska's 32 delegates will be determined at the state convention in july. a former president is hoping to help mitt romney become the next president. george w. bush endorsed romney yesterday. his endorsement was pretty brief. the former president uttered "i'm for mitt romney" as the doors of his elevator shut here in washington.
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bush was in town and on his way to give a speech on human freedom at the george w. bush institute. it is coming up on 5:07 now. my client is vindicated, the dwhamts have john travolta's claiming victory. information in the shooting death of a florida teenager. the injuries george zimmerman suffered during his deadly confrontation with trayvon martin. and living to tell the tale. one fisherman's close encounter with a great white shark. catching a break after some much-needed rain.
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a man kayaking off a california coast survived a great white shark attack. the man was fishing with two buddies when the 15-foot shark took a bite out of his kayak. you see the bite marks there. the force of the bite sent him about five feet into the air. he was not hurt. the man says that he will go out fishing again. but he might wait a few days. oh, my goodness gracious. >> you better go to a fish market. go fishing again -- >> a 15-foot shark takes a bite out of your kayak, you're ready to go back? he's lucky he wasn't lunch and devoured completely. >> can't you fish in a lake or something more -- >> there are adventure-seekers, doesn't matter.
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>> more power to him. coming up on 11 minutes after the hour. tom kierein's in storm center 4. the radar is calming down. >> thankfully, it was working overtime yesterday. that's for sure. now this morning, we have calmed down. we did get some much-needed rain yesterday. here's some of the rainfall totals around the region from the blue ridge east and generally all these areas around washington had over an inch of rain. to the south, over a couple inches in many locations. the shenandoah valley west, many locations there had less than inch. here's your day planner. right now, in the low to mid 60s. a little patchy fog. a lot of sun through the morning hours and through noontime. near 80. mid 80s mid-afternoon. clouds building by late afternoon. might get an isolated thundershower popping up. and then -- that's still a small chance perhaps into this evening, as well. your seven-day outlook, beautiful for the weekend. details in ten minutes. danella, how's traffic? right now i have an accident that i'm looking at. this is i-95 southbound just past 216. it's blocking the right lane.
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can't see the crash on camera. what i am seeing is cars starting to hit the brakes as they closer to the accident. be aware of that as you make the trip southbound on i-95. stick to the left and slow down. you'll be okay. now continuing from the beltway and making your way on the outer loop and inner loop of the beltway in montgomery county, your travel lanes are open. and your travel speed from i-95 to i-270, you're driving at about 60 miles per hour right now. and that's looking like a ten-minute trip. over to you. >> thank you, danella. 5:12. 64 degrees. the new honor for a former redskins great. ahead, lay off the sugar. where some say too much of the sweet stuff can make you stupid. a big honor for ellen degeneres. ♪
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this morning, new information about the injuries george zimmerman may have suffered during a confrontation with trayvon martin. there are more questions about what happened before martin was killed. news4 has more on the latest. melissa, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we're getting new details from a medical report written by zimmerman's doctor after the shooting. a source familiar with the report tells nbc news it shows zimmerman declined hospitalization after the shooting. but the next day went to his family physician. the report says he had a broken nose, two black eyes, his lips were swollen, and he had lacerations on his head and back pain. it also says he ignored his doctor's recommendation to see a psychologist after reporting he got nauseous thinking about the shooting. legal experts say the findings could play a pivotal role in the case and zimmerman's claim of self-defense. the report is part of evidence prosecutors received from his lawyers. other items include witness statements, 911 calls, photos and surveillance video.
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some of that video from the 7-eleven where martin had been shopping and also inside neighborhood gates. also new this morning, reports out of florida say the fbi could be pursuing a hate crime against zimmerman. this is important because he could be punished by life in prison or the death penalty if he's involved in a hate crime involving murder. lawyers for john edwards should finalize their witness list as they wind down their case today. john edwards, his daughter kate, and former mistress rielle hunter could testify. edwards is accused of spending nearly $1 million in campaign donations to hide his pregnant mistress azerbaijan he ran for the white house in 2008. he's pled not guilty to six counts of campaign finance violations. the former head of the international monetary fund is filing a counterlawsuits against a maid who accused him of sexual assault. dominique strauss-kahn filed a $1 million lawsuit in new york. he said the maid's claims were malicious and wanton and cost
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him his job. police arrested strauss-kahn nearly a year ago in new york. prosecutors dropped all charges against him because of lack of evidence. the maid then sued strauss-kahn in civil court. he is also accused of raping a belgian prostitute at a hotel here in washington. a stooge and a puppet. that is how an al qaeda leader describes yemen's new and former leaders in a new audio message. iman al zawahiri released the audio message yesterday. it came two days after the white house's counterterrorism adviser met with yemen's new president. yemen is engaged in an all-out war with al qaeda. a u.s. official tells nbc news the recording was made before news broke of a foiled trough plot to blow -- terror plot to blow up a u.s. airliner with an underwear bomb. new flight restrictions for one of the air force's prized fighter jets as investigators try to figure out why some of its pilots have become sick mid flight. some f-22 pilots say they've gotten dizzy and suffered other symptoms of an oxygen shortage
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while flying the jets. defense secretary leon panetta ordered the flight restrictions yesterday. f-22s now have to fly close to air fields so pilots can land quickly if they feel sick. a new over-the-counter hiv test could soon be coming to your drug store. the fda panel says the test is safe and effective for determine figure someone has the aids virus. called ora-quick, the test would cost less than $60 and would give results in about 20 minutes. the only concern is the chance for false negatives when could lead hiv-positive individuals to believe they are not infected. advocates say the test could help slow the hiv epidemic which increased by about 50,000 new cases each year. sugar cannot only rot your teeth but your memory, as well. a study by ucla researchers shows that a steady diet of high fructose corn syrup sapped the brain power of lab rats. the rats learned a maze and then one group was fed a solution of the corn syrup for six weeks. when they tried the maze again,
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the group had trouble finishing the maze and did it at a much slower rate. researchers say it shows too much fructose has a big impact on memory and brain power. high fructose corn syrup is a common ingredient in many processed foods. >> these researchers say say the high fructose corn syrup is six times sweeter than cane sugar. they looked at the study and said in as little as six weeks if you have a diet high in high fructose corn syrup, you can see the brain problems. >> right. cut down on sugar anyway. you have to look at the ingredients on your foods because high frug toes corn syrup adds weight. now it's good for your head. >> there you go. >> what are you going to do? i'm going to have to stick to high-quality chocolate. what do you think, tom? >> it will make a difference either way. this morning, starting off cool, around 60 degrees in the suburbs and rural areas. we have paschy fog. watch out for that. the sky has cleared out. thankfully we don't have any
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rain around this morning. we really needed the rain, but we had terrible commutes the last couple of mornings. 50s, blue ridge, shenandoah valley, panhandle of west virginia, much of western maryland. southern maryland, charles, calvert, st. mary's, northern neck, low to mid 60s. patchy fog forming there, as well. montgomery, arlington, fairfax, prince george's counties, near 60 in the district. we have a live picture from the h.d. city camera. now it's at 65. sunrise at 5:54. day planner, beautiful day. maybe isolated thundershower popping up late afternoon, into this evening. otherwise, going to have a little touch of summer in the air. into the mid 80s by mid-afternoon. here is your four-day forecast. temperatures after midnight tonight beginning to drop rapidly. 50s by dawn on thursday. then tomorrow, beautiful day and a beautiful pattern setting up for thursday into the weekend. highs mid 70s tomorrow. a little bit warmer on friday afternoon after a cool start. lots of sun. here's a look at your weekend.
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seven-day outlook saturday and sunday. beautiful weather for outdoor recreation and fun or if you have to do outdoor work, too, digging in the garden and mowing. saturday and sunday, sunshine, near 80. and near 80, increasing clouds monday, tuesday of next week. danella? we have some good news traveling i-95 southbound at 216. a crash blocking the right lane. it quickly cleared to the shoulder lane. and your travel lanes are open. now, let's head over to i-66. earlier we had roadwork, i-66 eastbound at the beltway. it looks to be completely gone. here's a live look now at sudley. volume is increasing eastbound. travel lanes are open. not seeing any accidents or delays for you. in fact, from the fairfax county parkway to the beltway, checking speeds there. sensors picking up 59 miles per hour. an 11-minute drive for you. heading on i-66 inside the beltway eastbound, again, clear in this area as well as westbound. eastbound travel speeds, you're driving at about 59 miles per hour from the beltway to gw parkway. taking 11 minutes.
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eun? >> thank you very much. talk show host and comedienne ellen degeneres is dancing her way to d.c. to receive a prestigious award. degeneres will receive the 15th annual mark twain prize for american humor. in a statement she says receiving the same award as bill cosby, tina fey, and will ferrell makes her wonder why didn't i get this sooner. degeneres will be honored october 22 at the kennedy center. i love ellen. she's very, very funny. congratulations to her. one of two male massage therapists accusing john travolta of sexual battery dropped his lawsuit against the actor. travolta's lawyer says his client is "completely vindicated." in the remaining case, the massage therapist claims travolta groped him at an atlanta hotel last january. the attorney for the remaining accuser says his client has witnesses and emails he sent hotel management about the incident. travolta's lawyer says the actor will be vindicated in the second case. today prosecutors in the
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roger clemens perjury trial will focus on physical evidence they say proves the former pitcher used steroids and human growth hormones. brian mcnamee, a former strength trainer, says he saved a needle swab and cotton ball he used when injecting clemens in 2001. the prosecution is expected to show the evidence contains clemens' dna the former pitching great is accused of loying to congress in -- lying to congress in 2008 when he denied using steroids and hgh. the trial is in its fifth week. yesterday, a second member of the jury was dismissed for sleeping on the job. it seemed like the nationals were caught sleeping during a lackluster effort against the padres. >> and a ball popped up out behind short. desmond out looking for help. who's going to give it to him? nobody. >> what? >> errors, a rain delay, and rough outing for star steven strasburg led to a 6-1 defeat at the hands of the san diego padres. the one bright spot here, rookie bryce harper, who hit a home run for the second game in a row.
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the loss drops the nationals out of first place. but they can get back there tonight when the pirates come to town. redskins great art monk is celebrating a new honor this morning. he was elected into the college football hall of fame. monk, who was a -- who was part of all three of washington's super bowl wins also made a big impact at syracuse university. he started as a running back and shifted to wide receiver. he also holds the school record for most receptions in a game with 14. that was against navy in 1977. i am a huge fan of art monk's. one of the best ever redskins. best ever football players. just a standup guy. and we is a couple of syracuse grads here in our newsroom. the morning team. >> yeah. sometimes you need a little push to get through your morning workouts. for a lot of us, music helps. sometimes you need a big push. >> i'm telling you. this morning, a look at the first lady's workout play list. take a listen. ♪ ♪ i whip my hair back and
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forth ♪ >> that is will smith's daughter, willow. the first lady tells "women's health" magazine the song gets her moving and grooving. singers like stevie wonder, jennifer lopez, and beyonce also on her play list. beyonce's "move your body" is part of michelle obama's let's move campaign to fight childhood obesity. the first lady said her fitness goal is to be as healthy at 75 as she is now. she works out most mornings with cardio and weight and adds yoga when she can. we want to know who motivates you. log on to our facebook page. tell us what gets you moving during your morning, afternoon, nighttime workout. >> the first lady is in great shape. i am confident that she will be in great shape at 75. >> i know you do the yoga. >> i do the yoga. i do. >> do you work out otherwise? >> i really try to get yoga in. if i have any additional time, i like to sleep. that's all -- i got a lot on my plate. >> that's good balance. >> honesty. >> get the -- >> i need a little -- i probably do need to work out with weights
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and stuff. but it's got to be -- a priority. what do you do? >> nothing. come on. i -- >> 5:26. >> sad, it really is. 64 degrees. coming up, economics showdown. the battle between congress and president obama this morning as election day draws closer. plus -- >> doors opening. step back. >> the scary surprise some metro riders got during the ride to work. the rain is out of here.
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looking at the stories making headlines this morning at 5:30. taxes are likely going up for a lot of people in maryland as stated lawmakers prepare for their final vote on a budget. a broken nose and two black eyes. just two of the injuries mentioned in a new medical report written the day after george zimmerman's deadly encounter with trayvon martin. the washington metro airport's authority is being criticized after a new report highlight lavish spending by members of the organization. we'll have much more on those stories throughout the morning. first, good morning to you. i'm eun yang. >> good morning, i'm aaron gilchrist. welcome back to "news4 today." we'll take a live look outside
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at 5:30 on this tuesday morning. >> great sky. >> we can see some of the sky today. >> very nice. >> all the clouds yesterday around this time breaking up. tom kierein's here to tell us it's going to be a hot one today. >> so that's what it looks like. >> right. >> not all cloudy and wet like it has been the last couple of mornings. we have -- we've needed the rain. enough already. in fact, the last 12 hours, the last of the rain after those evening thunderstorms moved off north and east, cleared out. and there's the view if space. just a few wispy, high clouds passing over the metro area. now setting the stage which may be a beautiful technicolor sunrise here in about 25 minutes. under the cloud cover, we have dropped down into the low 60s much of virginia and maryland. mid 60s in washington near the chesapeake bay. there is patchy, dense fog that has formed under the clearing sky around the blue ridge, shenandoah valley, watch out for that, areas between hagerstown to martdinsburg, charlestown, winchester, all the way to stanton, virginia, all through
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the shenandoah valley, there is patchy, dense fog forming now. areas east, not as much fog around. for the morning hours, plenty of sunshine, a dry morning i'm happy to report. by 9:00, mid 70s. by noontime for your lunch hour, a wonderful middle of the day. near 80 degrees. going to be even warmer by mid-afternoon. ought to hit the mid 80s. by late afternoon, back to near 80. there's a small chance of an isolated thunderstorm popping up. areas mainly south and east of the metro area. a look at the rainfall totals and your day planner in ten minutes. danella? looks good. checking things in prince george's county, if this is your commute this morning, not seeing any incidents or accidents at all traveling along 301. branch avenue, as well. pennsylvania avenue looks good. we'll take a live look at the beltway if this is your commute. traveling on the inner loop past exit 13, no issue here. outer loop's getting busy in this area. but again, no accidents. further along passing good luck road in the greenbelt area, again inner loop and outer loop, clear. outer loop speeds not bad at all.
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about 59 miles per hour. now that will take you about nine minutes to get from 50 to i-95. i'm back in ten with another look at your traffic along with your rails. back to you both. >> thank you. today president obama will urge congress to act on his to-do list of economic proposals. he'll hold a round table discussion with small business owners here in the district. mr. obama says they'll benefit from a bill that he says will give a tax credit to companies that create new jobs or increase wage in 2012. republicans have their own economic to-do list. house speaker john boehner says the house will vote before election day to extend the bush-era tax cuts which are set to expire at the end of the year. boehner also insists on more spending cuts if the government were to raise the debt ceiling again. taxes and spending will also take center stage today in annapolis. maryland's house of delegates is expected to vote on a measure that would raise taxes on the state's top earners. the senate signed off yesterday. under the plan, individuals making more than $100,000 a year and couples who earn more than $150,000 a year would see their
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state income taxes increase. maryland will face a half billion dollars in spending cuts if lawmakers can't reach an agreement on a tax package during this special session. a fight over ambulance fees in montgomery county is brewing. this comes after the council approved a countywide ambulance fee. despite strong objections from the county's 19 volunteer fire departments. the measure is similar to one rejected two years ago by voters in a referendum. patients would be charged a fee for ambulance service ranging from $300 to $800, but it would be paid for by health insurance in most situations. those in favor of the plan say it will generate $14 million. the money will help provide more public safety services and equipment. critic fear the plan will keep people from calling for help in an emergency. >> i can't believe that in this day and age in montgomery county that our council would go against what the voters so clearly voted upon just 17 months ago. >> you wait unmachine if you're having a heart attack -- one
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minute if you're having a heart attack, you can die. >> the policy would take effect january 2013. though council members believe the issue could go to another referendum. watch how you drive in the district. the d.c. council just voted on a proposed budget for the coming year, and it includes more traffic cameras. the budget would also allow bars to stay open until 4:00 a.m. on holiday weekends only. mayor gray wanted the later hours to be in effect year-round. council members also approved additional funding for d.c. schools and school maintenance. the council scheduled to give final approval to the budget next month. richmond's top prosecutor is calling the virginia house of delegates' rejection of a gay nominee for district court judge a form of big tree. tracy thorn-beglun has worked as a prosecutor in richmond for a dozen years. he is openly gay. in the '90s he defied the don't ask, don't tell policy in a tv interview. a republican from manassas led the fight against the appointment. over the weekend, marshall said
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thorn-beglund was "an aggressive activist for the pro-homosexual agenda." marshall later said it is thorn-beglund's former political actions and not the fact that he is gay that makes him unable to judge others fairly. >> he took an oath. he broke it. so we're supposed to believe him when he take an oath here. i just -- i don't think it's appropriate. >> i don't know that a gay judge would do that any differently than a heterosexual judge. i mean, where's the empirical evidence that once a gay person puts on a robe he or she advances this gay agenda? i don't even know what a gay agenda is. >> the final vote ended with 33 for and 31 against. 50 yes votes were needed. thorn-beglund did not comment after the vote other than taking that the lawmakers who did support his nomination. this morning, a howard university hospital worker is facing charges for allegedly selling patients' medical records. lori napper is a technician in the surgery department. the federal lawsuit says she sold patients' names, addresses,
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dates of birth, and medicare numbers from august of 2010 to this past december. if convicted, napper faces up to ten years in prison. we called howard university hospital for a comment. they have not called us back. train doors opening during your ride is extremely rare. that's what metro is saying this morning to reassure riders. commuters on the red line during the morning rush yesterday got to see that rare event. doors suddenly opened as a train was traveling between van ness and tinley town. one of the riders took this photo of the open door and posted it to twitter. the cars involved are 1,000 series models, the oldest in the system. the affected cars have been pulled from service. 5:37. a heartbreaking story. what we're learning about an accident that claimed the life of a 3-year-old boy. first, trying to make things better, the encouragement this little girl had for her dad after his disappointing day. and after a day of rain, the skies are finally clearing. [ male announcer ] dandruff, meet micro-beads.
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after the team lost. she put her hand on his shoulder, checked to see if he was okay. he shook his head and laid back while she stood over him. she was wearing a jersey with her dad's number on it and her own name on the back. >> oh, she -- is she the cutest thing? you know, she's probably saying, listen, chin up. you did your best -- >> i'm sure he's had to do the same with her if she played sports. that's what parents need to teach their kids. >> i can imagine my daughter, get up! what's your problem? stop crying. forget about putting people -- let's go to weather first. >> tom? what you got? good morning. starting off this morning in the wake of yesterday's rain with a clearing sky. a little patchy fog. look at the rain, it was much needed. we certainly did make some improvement on our deficit for 2012. and over an inch around much of the metro area. and much of the region except blue ridge west. it was only around .1 inch or less. here the day planner. lots of sun. by noontime, near 80.
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mid 80s mid-afternoon. isolated thundershower possible last afternoon or this evening. awesome lightning video. i'll show you that along with the seven-day outlook. danella? seeing delays in our area southbound on i-270. slow out of frederick. and your delays continue past 109. on i-95 in virginia, i am seeing crowding in the hov lanes. no reported accidents. i am keeping an eye on it. your travel speed out of quantico not bad. looking at 57 miles per hour. and taking the beltway, you're clear as you make your way past van dorn. now back to you both. >> all right. thank you. forget about putting that phone away when you fly. the tharl is ready to let you -- the airline that is ready to let you talk during your flight. the message from the catholic archdiocese on georgetown's choice for dpraugz speaker. a trip to the store that paid off.
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a 3-year-old boy is dead after slipping out of his car seat while his mother made a brief stop. this happened yesterday afternoon along sugarberry street in waldorf, maryland. the child's mother pulled over to the side of the road to give a letter to the mailman. that's when the child unbuckled himself and jumped out of the car. he was hit by an suv. we talked to a witness who saw the accident. >> the driver of the suv got out. he was screaming. she didn't realize her son got out of the car. she never knew he got out. she was still talking to the mailman, and he was begging -- mom, is this your son? >> police do not believe that speed, alcohol, or drugs were contributing factors in this crash. we hope to learn more it a man hit by a car while walking in southeast washington. the crash happened yesterday afternoon in the 4100 block of south capital street.
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the driver stayed on the scene. the victim was taken to the hospital with life threatening injuries. no word on his condition. for the first time the public is hearing george huguely's hysteria the moment he found out he killed his ex-girlfriend, yeardley love. the media and public were given a chance to see and hear the 64-minute videotaped police interrogation of george huguely. at the trial the monitor was turned so only jurors could watch. in the video, when huguely, a universities of virginia lacrosse player, is told his former girlfriend is dead, he insists over and over again, "i don't believe she's dead. there's no way she's dead. i didn't do anything last night that would kill her." he lets out a cry and drops his head after that. huguely was convicted of second-degree murder. d.c. police say they're doing everything they can to find the person who attacked a man with a -- over a beer can this weekend. officers held a meeting last night. someone attacked the man after he complained about a beer can littering the street. the victim was beaten so badly
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doctors wired his jaw shut. this happened last thursday near 14th and w streets northwest. so far, police have made no arrests. residents told officers they want quicker action and better notification of crimes in the area. [ chanting ] about 100 protesters demonstrated outside the pepco headquarters in northwest washington. some used bull horns and climbed on the awning above the main unu entrance. protesters are upset about pepco's proposal for a 4% rate hike. pepco says it needs the rate hike so it can replace aging equipment, improve customer reliability, and prepare for future customer growth. the catholic archdiocese is firing back at georgetown university's president. the feud is over graduation speaker kathleen sebelius. the health and human services secretary played a key role in the new birth control mandate that all employers including most religious ones provide employees with contraception coverage. on monday, georgetown president john dejoya said the archdiocese
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was upset with sebelius over the birth control controversy. they say dejoya is missing the point. the real concern is violating religious freedom. issue aid statement saying "given the dramatic impact this mandate will have on georgetown and all catholic institutions, it is understandable that catholics across the country would find shocking the choice of sebelius. the architect of the mandate to receive such special recognition at a catholic university." a small catholic college in ohio says it is dropping health insurance coverage for students over the birth control controversy. the franciscan university of steubenville says it does not want to comply with the federal mandate that the plan provide free birth control. the school issued a statement saying the rule violates the consistent teachings of the catholic church. university officials also cited rising insurance costs for their decision to end student health coverage. the federal government is launching a new effort to combat alzheimer's before the disease grows out of control.
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the health department says they will pump millions of dollars into two clinical trials. one a nasal spray that's shown promise in slowing the disease. more than five million americans currently suffer from alzheimer's. the government fears by 2050 that number will jump to more than 16 million. and it will cost more than a trillion dollars a year to treat those patients. the architect of the new memorial for president dwight d. eisenhower made design changes. the new design calls for statues of eisenhower standing about nine-feet tall. one of them depicts him with the 101st airborne division of soldier before the d-day invasion of normandy in world war ii. another statue shows him as president with his hand on a globe. the changes come after eisenhower's family complained that the original design highlighted his humble roots and not his accomplishments. the family has not commented on the new design. people in parts of southwestern virginia are cleaning up from flash flooding. rescue teams had to help people evacuate from parts of rock
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bridge county early yesterday morning after they became stranded by rising water. they also to help a man and a woman whose car got stuck in a swollen creek. rock bridge county schools also closed early in preparation for more forecasted rain. it is 5:51. time for a look at weather & traffic on the 1s this morning. fortunately, tom, not a lot of rain coming our way. >> yes, and eun, you match the sky this morning. isn't this beautiful? >> i didn't plan. it i didn't call anybody. >> it's working out. a beautiful morning -- >> who would you sdmaul. >> i w-- who would you call? >> i know. >> look at the lightning display over the jefferson memorial. incredible display. a lot of horizontal fork lightning in the eastern sky. those are from the thunderstorms that just passed south and east of washington. dramatic video there. our ace editor putter that together. beautiful shots there from last evening. this morning it's calmed down.
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i'm happy to report no more rain around. temperatures are down to near 60 degrees. fairfax, arlington, montgomery, prince george's counties. and it's in the mid 60s in washington. right near the bay. much of southern maryland. northern neck, eastern shore. farther west, patchy fog around the blue ridge, shenandoah valley, and part of western maryland. from frederick county to washington and cumberland and much of west virginia. in the 50s. a little patchy fog. watch out for that. here's your day planner. there is that beautiful sunrise. sun will be coming up in a couple of minutes. a pink and blue start to the day. and lots of sun through the morning. near 80 by noon. mid 80s mid-afternoon. maybe an isolated thundershower late afternoon or this evening. only a small chance of that. then a wonderful pattern for tuesday, friday, saturday. afternoon highs 70 to near 80. lows generally in the 50s. although maybe chillier on friday morning. then sunday and into monday, tuesday, highs near 80 each one of those days, as well. and does look like small chance of maybe showers moving in on
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tuesday. but looks terrific thursday into the weekend. enjoy. earlier this week i traveled to silver spring to the harmony hills school. and talked to students there. i want to thank amy greenberg. there i am taking questions from the press. the school gym at harmony hills in silver spring. amy greenberg, thanks for the invitation. one of the teachers this. had a great time. they love my weather book, i'm holding it there. and it was a terrific time. talked about all the different types of weather in silver spring. the harmony hills elementary school. i'll be back in ten minutes with a look at the forecast. we'll look at rain totals from yesterday. danella has a look at traffic. good morning. good morning. chopper 4 now is live over the beltway. this is the outer loop of the beltway as you approach river road. had a crash and it was blocking the right side. you see only the flares remain. you see delays toward river road. earlier in crash was blocking the right lanes. i want to look to i-270 because
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heavy on the brakes. this is a live look southbound at democracy. slow right now. that's because a lot of cars have to continue on the outer loop. and that's where we originally had the accident. you are seeing delays, hopefully they'll get a lot better because travel lanes are now open. over to i-66, tom mentioned patchy fog. i am seeing some. 66 eastbound at the rest area. also seeing some delays in this area. no accidents, though. we are starting to slow as you make your way toward the rest area. back in ten with another look at your traffic. back to you. >> thank you. facebook's initial public offering or ipo could be more valuable than first thought. the social network plans on increasing the size of its ipo by 85 million shares. it's going to file the paperwork with the sec this morning. the move could put the value of the total deal at nearly $20 billion. we should know by tomorrow night how much shares of facebook will go for. its ipo is expected to be between $34 and $38 a share.
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don't expect to see any chevy or cadillac ads anymore when you check your news feed on facebook. g.m. says it's dropping its facebook ads. the automaker says the ads don't appear to have much impact on consumers. dpm spends about $40 million a year on its facebook presence. most of that money, though, is dedicated to creating content for the network along with the advertising and media agencies involved with it. good tire pressure not only saves you gas, it may also keep you out of a deadly accident. the national traffic highway administration study shows that as many as one in 20 crashes can be linked to tire problems. underinflated tires pose an even higher risk. a tire 25% below the proper pressure is three times more likely to be involved in a crash. low pressure can reduce a car's stability even under the best conditions but can also lead to a blowout if a tire is low. five minutes until the hour. if you have to catch a flight today, chances are you will make it to your destination on time. the largest airlines were on time 84% of the time in the
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first three months of this year. that is the best on-time record for the first quarter of the year since the transportation department started keeping track in 1995. experts say the mild winter and fewer planes in the air likely contributed to the on-time record. you may start hearing the phrase "can you hear me now" 35,000 feet in the air. passageors virgin atlantic can use cell phones during some flights. the service is available on flight between new york and london. initially the service is only available for customers with two european cell phone providers and t-mobile. the system only allows six passengers at a time to send text messages, make calls, or access e-mail. the airline says it's designed for exceptional situations. there's no word on how much a call would cost. i wonder what exceptional -- if your wife is having a baby, exceptional? >> check and see if she's having one while you're gone? >> anything with a wife having a baby is exceptional.
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this morning a retired waitress won't have any more problems paying the bills. >> these one of two people who hit the lottery in prince william county, virginia. >> oh, my god, what have i done? >> mary adkins won $100,000 playing the virginia lotto scratch-off ticket. she bought the ticket at a 7-eleven in dumfries, virginia. she tells news4 she waited on tables for 30 years but has never had this much money ever. >> it feels awesome. really awesome. especially when you -- you know, go for from month to month for -- to pay your bills and all of this. and my husband needs s deceased. so this is just me. >> now she does have a daughter and a son-in-law. she isn't the only lucky winner either. retired teacher frances peacher and her husband won $1 million. they will use some of the money on college for their seven grandkids. >> although a million dollars for seven grandkids and college not going to go very far. >> you kind of have to figure it's going to be spent.
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that was it. all right. we know where this is going. >> that's how i feel. if i won anything, it's hear spent. 5:57. "news4 today" continues.
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